The government should not lump large groups of people together and tell them, collectively, they’re losing constitutional rights because of conditions for which they’re seeking treatment. That only serves to further stigmatize people who are already unfairly stigmatized.
The Republican-led Senate is moving to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
A recently released independent review into the mental health system in Wellington, New Zealand has found serious failings after five people died at the hands of mental health patients.
Hogg Foundation offices were located in the UT tower when the shooting occurred and, following the event, the foundation was involved in implementing campus mental health services in response to the tragedy. In this podcast, we hear a Hogg Foundation employee’s first-person account of the UT tower shooting and the mental health questions that arose Read more
“It is our community-mindedness and willingness to love one another, as well as our ability to resist fear, stigma, and scapegoating, that provides the surest bulwark against the dark forces that drive individuals, like Whitman, to perpetuate inexplicable acts upon their fellow human beings.” – Dr. Martinez Hogg Foundation offices were located in the UT Read more
Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, reportedly has a history of mental difficulties and it’s tempting to assume they explain the crime. Experts say: Don’t. Read more…
About 4:30 p.m., a father drove his son to a regional hospital, hoping he would check himself in for treatment. Instead, the son ended up shot and killed by a Texas DPS officer.
Davis, described by a relative as Native American, is one of at least 776 people shot and killed by police so far in 2016, just 32 of them women.
Austin police responded to the South Austin apartment complex where Jester lived after her longtime boyfriend called 911 early Sunday and reported that she was in distress. He specifically requested a mental health expert to respond.
The attorney for Morgan Geyser argues she was too young and impressionable and had not been treated for schizophrenia when she talked to investigators on camera about the stabbing of classmate Payton Leutner in 2014.
While police continue investigating a deadly officer involved shooting where two Austin police officers opened fire, killing a 26-year-old woman early Sunday morning, some are questioning how the agency handles mental health calls.
A Burlington mental health organization that was asked to screen Steven Bourgoin is commenting publicly on the incident for the first time.
Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Stevenson Wednesday afternoon after a four-hour standoff with law enforcement in downtown Smithville.
Study suggests that improved NHS care could be behind fall in number of homicides but suicide increases.
Working with offenders allows you to see many interesting phenomena. Not only do you get to observe interesting behaviors and get a glimpse inside the thinking patterns of criminals, but there are interesting sociological observations as well. One of which is how life inside the walls mirror what is going on in society; cultural diversity, Read more
Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents’ psychiatric disorders, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
Food insecurity can lead to poor health and compromised cognitive, academic and psychosocial development early in life.
Now 72, McHenry, Topeka, talked about the effect the bloody attack still has on him, including the nightmares he suffers because of the recent mass shootings in Orlando and Dallas.
The insanity ruling that sent President Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr., to a government psychiatric hospital rather than prison was handed down 34 years ago, but its repercussions still affect hundreds, if not thousands, of people who commit a crime and also have mental illness.